Archives for Oct 2010

Loving Our Somali Neighbors

On October 16, 2010, two Somali women were attacked by another woman at a gas station in Tukwila, a town just south of Seattle. These Somali women represent just two of the thousands upon thousands of Somali refugees that have come to make the greater Seattle area their home. Many hope for peace to rule in their country one day, but until then, America is now their new home. So how should followers of Jesus respond? Should we respond like the woman did to those two Somali women at the gas station? Should we ignore this opportunity to show the love of Jesus to our Somali neighbors? Should we fear Somalis as enemies of America and pray to God they leave our country?